Book Review: The Parts I Remember

The Parts I Remember by AK Mills: Act first. Think never. Remember nothing.

Welcome to Kelly Rockport’s existence at Haysville University, where responsibility is just an elective. After all, fake IDs, alter egos, and one-night stands are all part of the college experience, right? So what if she blacks out from time to time? Memory is overrated.

When freshman year lasts about as long as a one-night stand and is quickly followed by the Year of the Blackout, Kelly projects junior year to be nothing shy of amazing. But as shots, beer, cocaine and men mesh together in an intoxicating haze, Kelly’s reckless ways get her into serious trouble. The only problem is, she can't remember what happened.

As she hovers along the edge of consciousness, Kelly forces herself to think past her pain to piece together the shards of her life. This is her story, told in her words: The Parts I Remember.

File Size: 447 KB
Print Length: 246 pages
Publisher: Dark Wolf Publications (March 1, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Not Enabled
Lending: Not Enabled

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.**

The Part I Remember is a story based on sorrow and regret. It would serve as a great cautionary tale for young adults who are reckless and in need of help. The book is well written. A young, reckless adult is exactly what Kelly is throughout this journey. Her choices are self involved and always easily justifiable by her. There is no grand story in this book; that's not it's purpose. I didn't love nor hate the book. I wish that we could have seen more of a self discovery made by Kelly after the events she remembered. Those memories, after so many, seemed to be one in the same. While I realize that the point was to show Kelly making the same destructive choices repeatedly, her position at the end of the story still seemed very self involved. I didn't feel a connection with her as though she was healing or making amends. This was an okay read for me, I liked it just not earth shattering. However, I do read a lot more romances and love stories; The Parts I Remember was not that.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark

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